Tropical Storm Dora Forms in Eastern Pacific
Tropical storm Dora formed in the eastern Pacific early Sunday off the southeast coast of Mexico.
Dora was upgraded early Sunday morning (previously called tropical depression Four-E)
As of Sunday, Dora is a mid-strength tropical storm with maximum winds of 50mph.
Current forecasts call for Dora to continue to strengthen to a hurricane by Monday as it travels over the open waters off the west coast of Mexico.
Here is the Sunday midday forecast path of Dora from the National Hurricane Center.
Heavy rain is forecast to threaten southwestern Mexico with flash flooding and mudslides. A widespread 1-3 inches of rain with localized amounts of 5 inches is expected along the coastal sections of the Mexican states Oaxaca, Guerrero and Michoacan through Monday.
A strong ridge of high pressure will likely steer the storm away from the coast. This will keep the strongest winds off the coast.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Nick Merianos